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Posts tagged ‘Laurence Rees’

The road to Treblinka

this evening (thursday 9th), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from october 1997, october 1998, and august 2000, all on bbc 2)
the road to treblinka (5th of 6 episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)

“How could it happen? How was it possible that the Nazis created killing factories in order to exterminate the Jews and others they thought ‘undesirable’? … The Road to Treblinka traces the decision-making process that led to one of the greatest crimes the world has ever seen – the Holocaust.”

including contributions from …
adolph buchner, SS pionierbataillon, eastern front
christine von amsberg, heydrich family friend
wilhelm gunsilius, photographer
viera silkinaite, witness to 1941 kaunas massacre
walter frentz, cameraman
riva losanskaya, escaoee from butrimonys massacre
alfonsas navasinskas, witness to butrimonys massacre
juozas gramauskas, witness to butrimonys massacre
petras zelionka, lithuanian auxiliary police, war crime trial witness
jutta rudiger
gunther ruschin, berlin jew
erwin massuthe, witness to berlin deportations
alfons schulz, switchboard operator, hitler’s headquarters
samuel willenberg, treblinka survivor (more…)

The wrong war

yesterday evening (thursday 16th), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 1997, september 1998, and july 2000, all on bbc 2)
the wrong war (3rd of 6 episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)

“With the help of archive footage and interviews with eye-witnesses, including former diplomats and members of the Nazi party who had never appeared on television before, this film charts the course of Hitler’s road to war.”

including contributions from …
herbert dohring, hitler bodyguard
• economist and banker johannes zahn
manfred von schroder, diplomat
karl boehm-tettelbach, adjutant, ministry of war
• sir frank roberts, british foreign office
reinhard spitzy, secretary to von ribbentrop
suzi seitz, nazi youth leader
walter kammerling, viennese jew

“Just as in Germany, the Nazis made the Jews their scapegoats: ‘You were completely outlawed, there was no protection from anywhere, anybody could come up to you and do what they want, and that’s it’.”

anna krautwurmowa, czech resistance (more…)

Warning from History 2/6

yesterday evening (thursday 9th), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 1997, september 1998, and july 2000, all on bbc 2)
chaos and consent (2nd of 6 weekly episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)

“A look at the extraordinary popularity of both Hitler and the Nazis, as well as the astonishing degree of voluntary support ordinary Germans gave the infamous Gestapo.”

including contributions from …
gunter lohse, nazi diplomat
manfred von schroder, nazi member
josef felder. social democtrat mp
rudi bamber, nuremberg jew
• johann adolf graf kielmansegg, army officer 1926-1945
karl boehm-tettelbach, luftwaffe officer 1930-1945
• professor ian kershaw
johannes zahn, economist and banker
erna kranz, munich resident
• professor robert gellately
resi kraus, informant
gerda bernhardt, whose disabled borhter manfred was killed
• historian uwe bitzel (more…)

Warning from history (1 of 2)

yesterday evening (thursday 2nd), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 1997, september 1998, and july 2000, all on bbc 2)
helped into power (1st of 2 episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)
including contributions from …
jutta rudiger
fridolin von spaun
alois pfaller, communist youth
eugene levine, communist youth
emil klein, nazi member
bruno hahnel, nazi youth leader
wolfgang teubert, storm trooper
• economst and banker johannes zahn
josef felder, social democratic mp, 1932-33
(more…)

HMD: Laurence Rees 2

this morning (tuesday 24th), 7.39-7.43am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

A new book claims there is still more for us to understand about the horrors that occurred and the events that lead to the start of the holocaust.
Laurence Rees is a historian and former head of BBC history.”

(more…)

HMD: Jumoke Fashola

this morning (sunday 22nd), 7.50-7.53am, and 8.39-8.59am, on bbc radio london
inspirit (presented by jumoke fashola) includes …

“Marking the week of Holocaust Memorial Day (this year’s theme: ‘How can life go own‘).”

including interviews with …
• rabbi debbie young-somers
laura marks, chairman of the holocaust memorial day trust
• historian laurence rees, author of the holocaust: a new history (2017) (more…)

The dark charisma of Hitler

tomorrow evening (thursday 30th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9) (repeated from november 2012 on bbc2)
the dark charisma of adolf hitler (written and produced by laurence rees) (1st of 3 weekly episodes) (more…)

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